PROTECT YOUR BASEMENT FROM FLOODING IN THE CITY OF TORONTO
Sunday, 22 February 2015, 12:47:48 PM
It is time to prepare our houses again for the coming of Spring, which usually brings challenges once the snow melts adding up to the normal rainfall of the season. The City of Toronto has quite a comprehensive guide with professional tips that are worth exploring to make an informed decision regarding the possible solutions to your house based on the area where it is located.
In addition to this information, the city offers a Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program†which translates to a financial aid of up to $3,400 per property to install floor protection devices, including backwater valve, sump pump, capping of the home's storm sewer or external weeping tile connection.
Before doing any work, you should contact a plumbing contractor licensed with the City of Toronto to carry out a site assessment and double check if the works to be done fall under the eligibility criteria.
Leaside is one of the areas under review as shown in the detailed map below.
The†following†slides will give you an illustration of the basement flooding findings and its causes. It also establishes some of the solutions for the area but remember, your house is unique as there are many factors that can affect it so use this as a guideline to make an informed decision.
One last piece that needs to be included in the review is the fine print of the home insurance so you need to double check if there†is protection in place to make repairs should there be a flooding issue affecting your basement.